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Japanese prefectures to be asked to prepare for 3rd dose vaccinations by 2022: Minister

Tokyo, Sep 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The Japanese government is mulling directing the local authorities to implement a booster shot campaign for citizens vaccinated no later than eight months ago and will be eligible for a third shot by 2022, Health Minister Norihisa Tamura said Tuesday.
"It is necessary to address each administration separately [regarding booster vaccinations]," the minister told a press conference.
Minister for Administrative Affairs Taro Kono, who is also in charge of the vaccination campaign in the country, said that the government asked the local authorities to begin preparations for administering third doses of vaccines against COVID-19, adding that elderly people will be eligible for their booster shots in 2022.
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Sri Lanka blocks payment to Chinese firm that shipped fertiliser with harmful bacteria

Sri Lanka blocks payment to Chinese firm that shipped fertiliser with harmful bacteria

23 Oct 2021 | 11:47 PM

Colombo, Oct 23 (UNI) Sri Lanka's state-owned Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited has got a court order to block payment to China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech over the latter's shipment of organic fertilizer which was contaminated with harmful bacteria.

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'Stop airing hugging scenes in dramas', PEMRA directs TV channels

23 Oct 2021 | 10:31 PM

Islamabad, Oct 23 (UNI) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed local television channels to "stop airing caress and hug scenes" in dramas, as such content was receiving a lot of complaints.

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Moscow says Kosovo's decision to expel Russian diplomats not to Affect their legal status

23 Oct 2021 | 10:04 PM

Moscow, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Pristina's actions against Russian diplomats do not entail any consequences for their legal status as they are accredited with the UN Mission in Kosovo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday.

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan to discuss trans-Afghan railway in Nov

23 Oct 2021 | 9:39 PM

Tashkent, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Senior officials from Pakistan and Uzbekistan will meet with the representatives of the interim government of Afghanistan in the first half of November in Tashkent to discuss the construction of the Trans-Afghan railway, Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov said on Saturday.

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Tokyo says self-defense forces fighters scrambled over Chinese chopper takeoff near Danjo islands

23 Oct 2021 | 9:03 PM

Tokyo, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Fighter jets of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force were scrambled in response to the takeoff of a Chinese helicopter from the deck of a warship, which, along with other Chinese and Russian warships, was passing near the Danjo Islands, the Japanese defense ministry said on Saturday.

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